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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 B/JUS
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1846-1935 (client papers from 1776).
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 1.43 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Justice and Pattenden | solicitors


Administrative/Biographical history:

Justice and Pattenden were a small solicitor's practice based in Bernard Street, Holborn. The partnership dealt with general legal matters concerning property, family and estate matters and was listed in the Post Office London directories from 1849 until 1939.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of Justice and Pattenden, solicitors, 1849-1935. Records of the firm include day books, letter books, bill books and one account book. Clients' papers include deeds relating to property, mainly in London and family and estate papers.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Administrative records B/JUS/001-010; Financial records B/JUS/011-019 ; Clients' papers: property B/JUS/020-035; Clients' papers: family and estate B/JUS/036-044.

Conditions governing access:

These records are available for public inspection, although records containing personal information are subject to access restrictions under the UK Data Protection Act, 1998.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Surviving records were originally deposited by Mrs E.A. Ratcliffe on the death of William P. Webb, a solicitor of Grays Inn. One file of routine correspondence (1930-1932) has not been deemed worthy of permanent retention.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited in 1977.

Allied Materials

Related material:

LMA holds records of other solicitors' firms including A.R. Chamberlayne (B/CHA), Collyer Bristow (B/COL) and Maud and Tunnicliffe (B/MMN).

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
July to October 2009

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